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CSN Washington Jun 27, 2015

Harper, Escobar, Span all out of Nats lineup again

Bryce Harper, Denard Span and Yunel Escobar all were out of the Nationals' lineup Saturday, leaving manager Matt Williams with another makeshift lineup.

Buxton batting first gives Twins first true leadoff man since 2012

When the Twins traded both Ben Revere and Denard Span in the offseason leading up to 2013, they willingly created two immediate voids with an eye toward better days ahead. Not only did they deal away two men who could play center field, they traded away two guys who naturally fit as leadoff hitters. Revere, because he has never been inclined to take a walk, was only an adequate top-of-the-order guy (.333 on-base percentage in 2012), but Span in his heyday was above-average and bordering on elite when he was rolling (.392 OBP in 2009, his best year with the Twins, and a .357 career OBP with...
Washington Post Jun 18, 2015

Nationals lose game — and Bryce Harper to a strained hamstring

Bryce Harper was rolling on his back on the damp outfield grass Thursday night at Nationals Park, grabbing his left knee in the sixth inning, grimacing in pain. Shortstop Ian Desmond was the first to rush out to right fielder. Head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz, Manager Matt Williams and center fielder Denard Span were not far behind.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jun 17, 2015

Nats Journal: Ryan Zimmerman still resting his left foot, Denard Span gets a day off for his back

Ever since he landed on the disabled list on June 11 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, Ryan Zimmerman has only been allowed to rest, hoping the foot discomfort will subside.“Just kind of hang out and do nothing,” he said on Wednesday at Nationals Park, his first comments since landing on the disabled list. “It’s pretty brutal, actually. I just gotta rest it and let it heal. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.”Read full article >>
DRaysBay Jun 15, 2015

Rays 6, Nats 1: Erasmo is the second-best starter for the Rays

Erasmo shows us his best high-wire act, Souza walks all over the world, Cedeno makes it interesting Cabby’s diving stop kept Yunel from scoring a single to left. His throw from the ground pulled Logan Forsythe off of the bag, but Denard Span overslid second base (how often have we seen that this year?) and Frosty tagged ‘em out. Escobar Erasmo has a pretty slick changeup, and threw it to Harper on a 1-1 count and he flailed at it. He threw the same pitch on a full count, and Harper took it. It may have been a bit low in the zone, but ump Jim Reynolds rang him up. “I was framed!”...
CSN Washington Jun 10, 2015

Banged-up Span legs out win for Nats

Banged up all season, Denard Span played through a bad back against the Yankees, digging deep to beat the throw to first and drive in the game-winning run.

Banged-up Span legs out a win for battered Nats

NEW YORK — He had already come back from two abdominal surgeries in three months, then a sore knee that kept him out of a couple of games last week. And now Denard Span was trying to play through a bad back that had sidelined him from Tuesday night’s series opener against the Yankees and…
Washington Post Jun 10, 2015

Nationals take 5-4 win over Yankees in 11 innings

NEW YORK — The past few days have been difficult for Denard Span. Until now, he had never had any back issues in his career. But on Sunday, when he rose from the bench to take his position, his back felt tight. It lingered through Monday’s off-day even though a chiropractor’s visit helped. He was scratched from Tuesday’s game because the pain overtook him after pre-game swings.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jun 10, 2015

Nats Journal: Denard Span scratched with back tightness, Bryce Harper bunted with two strikes

Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span was scratched from Tuesday’s lineup against the Yankees about an hour before first pitch with back tightness that has lingered since this weekend. Span left Sunday’s game early with the back tightness. He felt better after seeing a chiropractor Monday. His back loosened up Tuesday after swinging in the batting cage. But it tightened up again after sitting before pre-game warm-ups.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jun 9, 2015

Nats Journal: Matt Williams: Danny Espinosa could start in left field when needed

When Danny Espinosa played left field on Sunday for the first time in his professional career, it was an emergency. The Nationals were out of available outfielders with Tyler Moore at first base, Clint Robinson already out of the game as a pinch hitter, Denard Span out of the game with back spasms and Michael A. Taylor moving to center from left to replace Span.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jun 7, 2015

Nats Journal: Denard Span left Sunday’s game with back spasms so Danny Espinosa played left field

In the bottom of the seventh inning of Sunday’s 6-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs, Denard Span popped out to shortstop. He ran out the play, then into the dugout, put his helmet and bat away to sit down. When the inning was over and he stood up to take his position in center field, his back locked up.Read full article >>

Span leaves Nats’ loss with injury

Denard Span left Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Chicago Cubs with back spasms, adding yet another ailment to a long list of them for the Nationals center fielder this season. Span missed three games earlier in the week with a sore right knee. He also missed time in early May with soreness in his abdomen.…

Span explains injury, hopes to return Wednesday

Denard Span met with reporters after the Nationals’ doubleheader split with the Blue Jays on Wednesday to give an update on his sore right knee and shed some light on how the injury actually occurred. Span said he originally sustained the injury during the team’s series at the Chicago Cubs and it got worse several…
CSN Washington Jun 2, 2015

Span explains right knee injury, hopes to return soon

Denard Span met with reporters after the Nationals' doubleheader split with the Blue Jays on Wednesday to give an update on his sore right knee.
Washington Post Jun 2, 2015

Nats Journal: Denard Span: “Pretty confident that hopefully I’ll play” tomorrow

Denard Span wants to play Wednesday, but that’s up to his sore right knee. The troubled patella tendon he injured in Chicago and aggravated in Cincinnati forced him out of Sunday’s game, then out of the lineup not used in Monday’s rainout, then out of both games Tuesday.Read full article >>

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